The Ada News
Ricky Lee Rutherford, 57, of Roland, Okla., passed from this life on Monday, April 30, 2012, in Roland. Rick was born September 21, 1954, in Ada, to Jimmy and Nancy Rutherford.
Rick married Zenda Speir on March 15, 1975, and after a short time moved to Roland where they have lived for some 37 years. They have one child, Casie Jo, and two grandchildren, twins Camryn and Cambrey Jo.
Rick was employed by FedEx Freight Company for 20 years and was an active member of The Bod.TV Church of Roland. He was involved in several mission ministries including the Back Pack Program and whatever mission his grandson Camryn’s heart lead them into. He was also an expert story teller who would keep our family entertained with witty one-liners full of wisdom laced with humor from the lives of men he had admired and respected throughout his life. Many of them were friends from his team roping days where he was a great friend, teacher and mentor to so many men and boys.
Loved ones who left this life before him were father, Jimmy Rutherford, and sister, Twyla Rutherford. Those he left behind to cherish his memory are his wife, Zenda Rutherford, of the home; mother, Nancy Rutherford of Noble, Okla.; daughter, Casie Jo Hull; grandson, Camryn Lee Hull, and granddaughter, Cambrey Jo Hull, all of Roland.
The service to celebrate Rick’s life will be held at The Bod.TV Church in Roland on Friday, May 4, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Johnny Roberts officiating. Burial will follow at Roland Cemetery. You may visit with the family on Thursday, May 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Bod.TV Church. Services are under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home of Sallisaw, Okla. Pallbearers will be Todd Quickel, Chuck Kolp, Wade Vann, Scott Williams, Steve Hawkins and Ivan Thompson. Honorary pallbearers will be Phillip Hogan, Mike Henson, Jim Lucas, Wayne “Bubba” Bailey and Mike Hyde.
Memorial donations may be made to the Backpack Program @ TheBod.TV Church, P.O. Box 1639, Roland, OK 74954.